Kyza’s back. Ladbroke Grove’s finest unleashes his second album on the masses. His most mature, personal and diverse body of work to date with productions from the likes of Ghosttown, Chemo, 2Tall, King Knut and Bless Beats.
S.O.S (Shots of Smirnoff) has the legendary cold and razor sharp street rhymes he’s famed for, with humorous and introspective lamentations, and demonstrates Kyza’s (lesser known) incredible voice.
The first single ‘Love and Music’ was released with massive support from MistaJam [BBC 1Xtra], appearing on Tim Westwood [BBC Radio One], DJ MK and Shortee Blitz [KISS], Ras Kwame [BBC Radio One], DJ 279 [Choice], Sarah Love [1Xtra] and B-List playlisted on BBC 1xtra.
Dystopic single ‘Sin City’ [produced by CHEMO] b/w the fiery ‘Go’ [produced by BLESS BEATS, who also made the number one global smash ‘WEARING MY ROLEX’ by WILEY], were released shortly after and have wet the public’s appetite for Kyza’s massive new album. Mixed in it’s entirety by Foreign Beggars’ DJ Nonames – cuts and mixes tie the album together perfectly.
‘Murderman’ opens with more energy and eloquence than most rappers have on their entire album. On the summer vibes of ‘Zonin’ Kyza demonstrates his broad vocal range, showing exactly how accomplished he is as a singer. ‘Dumb’ and ‘Don’t Touch Me’ prove he hasn’t left behind the raw lyricism that has built a strong fan base that’s earned him the respect he has to date as one of the country’s top MCs.
Big things await Kyza, with another album coming next year, and nationwide wide tour with live band Focused Few – with members including DJ Nonames, Macy Gray and Plantlife’s backing singer and bassist from Roots Manuva’s band.
DJ for one of the most prolific and respected crews doin this. International rocker of clubs, radio, barn dances, east European break-core tents, Jazz festivals.
He has toured the U.S. and Russia with UNKLE Live and is also Kyza’s tour DJ, sometimes with live 8 piece band Focusedfew. His cuts appear on, amongst others, productions from Amp Fiddler, Gorillaz and a host of UK rap records. Since 2002 Nonames has been across the UK, Australia, China, Europe and Canada with Foreign Beggars, laced cuts for a string of artists and played DJ sets all over the world from New York to Delhi.